Krishnan grows a dream on his terrace, finds out T.S. Atul Swaminathan
A childhood wish has now sprouted and grown into an array of eye-catching colours. On the terrace of his house in Ullagaram, V. Krishnan has raised a strikingly beautiful garden with 200 varieties of ornamental, flowering plants.
The rooftop display includes Ceylon gold, song of India, Wedelia plant, cactus, rose, bamboo, hibiscus, euphorbia, and bonsai, money plant, Christmas tree, phoenix tree, pavazha malli, Rangoon creeper, euphorbia milli and ipomea goldfinger.
“As a child, I wanted to raise a terrace garden,” says Krishnan, who now thanks his family for helping him realise the dream. “They assist me in maintaining the garden,” he says.
“The terrace garden is a stress buster, enabling me to relax after a day’s hard work. Watching the plants grow and flower is a rejuvenating experience. I devote a couple of hours daily to the garden, sweeping it clean of dry leaves and pruning the plants regularly,” says Krishna. The stay at the terrace garden is enhanced by a temple he has built for the deity he worships.
Krishnan has placed the pots in the east-west direction for adequate sunlight. Krishnan does not seem to spare any effort to develop his garden, sourcing plants and material form far. “I source the saplings from nurseries on Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Rajahmundry, and Kolkata. I use organic manure for the plants,” Krishnan observed.
“When your garden looks good, your house looks good. When a garden is well-maintained, people feel welcome,” says Krishnan, who can be contacted at 9791024902.